Employee Talent is a concept which is usually considered in two dimensions: it could be perceived as an employee’s outstanding quality or a set of qualities making him or her uniquely valuable to a company, while another approach tells about identifying and developing talents of employees in a manner suiting a company’s interests (making investments into talents). A lot of companies employ special policies which are together called Employee Talent Management. This function is aimed to promote attractiveness of a company for highly skilled workers, along with supporting retention of current qualified workers, and developing talents of newly employed or available workers.
The Employee Talents are important to business because:
- They are employee’s personal or professional traits which help him or her to be successful in his or her major or marginal job functions, surpassing the average level of success;
- They are signs of employee’s promotional potential which can be developed and utilized both for a talented employee’s own welfare and for success of a company employing him or her;
- They are elements of a company’s competitiveness – the more talented people a company has in the staff, the better advantages it owns on the market;